Herbario Virtual del Mediterráneo Occidental

Àrea de Botànica, Departament de Biologia, Universitat de les Illes Balears

Botrychium lunaria (L.) Sw.


Genus : Botrychium

    Catalan common name : Llunària.

    Spanish common name : Botritis. Lunaria. Lunaria menor.

    Province distribution : Barcelona. Castellón. Gerona. Lérida. Tarragona.

    General distribution : Boreo-alpine

    Flowering time : June. July. August.

    Life-forms : Geophyte.

    Habitat : Preferentment prats alpins silicícoles, però també roquissars, llocs higrotorbosos, pastures mesòfiles, etc.

    Uses and properties : Medicinal.

    Characteristics : Preferably alpine silicicoles (acidophiles) but also rocky places, hygroturbic places, mesophilic pastures, etc. A small rhizomatous fern that only produces one frond a year. This has two parts: one fertile or sporophore and the other sterile or trophophore. This later is laminar in shape and is divided into 3-9 pairs of half-moon shaped segments. The sporophore is a branched structure and on these branches the sporangii are borne.

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